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Cover for Farm demand for innovation in disease control.

This chapter analyses the farmer's decision to adopt an improved input for disease control with a decision tree model similar to the one used in the previous chapter. In particular, the chapter examines the case where a novel genetic trait offering broad resistance against oomycetes is developed...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply of inputs for disease control.

When making decisions about disease control in any given growing season, farmers' choices for prevention and treatment are often limited by the decisions of scientists, engineers, and managers made many years in advance. Inputs such as seed treatments and genetic resistance are supplied by...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic benefits from innovation.

Most soyabean farmers use chemical fungicides and resistant cultivars to limit yield losses from disease when they expect damage from pathogens to exceed the economic injury level. The suppliers of such inputs actively invest in R&D to regularly improve them by developing more efficient genetic ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by viruses.

This chapter describes viral diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, history, symptoms, causal agent, disease cycle and epidemiology (including insect vector transmission), host reaction, and control using different methods such as natural ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nursery screening for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> response in oil palm seedlings: a manual.

This manual present methods in a seedling screen for Ganoderma resistance/susceptibility in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), which means large numbers of seedlings can be screened at the nursery level, and hence allow large numbers to be handled. The results of such selection will give palms, families ...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm is frequently planted as a continuous monoculture in countries where it is cultivated. This system brings some advantages as it allows standardized agronomic practices in optimizing crop yield per unit of land. However, there are also numerous disadvantages. One of the biggest...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and safety considerations.

Standard and safety protocols are needed in all screening activities, both in the laboratory and in the nursery. The official standards can vary depending on country and local regulations, but good standards should be maintained whatever requirements are needed officially. The identification and...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nursery inoculation.

Parameters critical in the nursery for successful screening include: the level of shade; the inoculation stage; and the inoculation process as well as the trial conditions. Similar to the process in the laboratory, each parameter in the nursery should be as standardized as possible. However,...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Scoring response to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i>.

To assess the variation in Ganoderma resistance, two different observations are conducted in the nursery. The scoring system of Ganoderma nursery screening consists of external and internal observations. External observations are conducted every 2 weeks (or possibly monthly), while the internal...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter

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